Friday, June 10, 2011

Bright-Eyed Hopscotch Bean Bags

Lets play hopscotch!
Grab some chalk and a couple of these bright-eye bean bags and hop to it.
 Good for hours of low-tech summer fun.

Worsted Weight Yarn
Size U.S. 4mm Hook
Stitch Marker
Tapestry Needle
Pattern is worked in rounds. Do not join and do not turn. It may help to use a stitch marker at the beginning of each round. Move marker up as each round is completed.
Starting out: With color for center of flower ch 2.
Rdn 1: Work 6 sc in the first ch stitch. (6sc)
Rnd 2: Work 2 sc in each sc of the last round. (12sc)
Rnd 3: {Work 1 sc in next sc, then 2 sc in next sc.} Repeat between {} around. (18sc)
Rnd 4: {Work 1 sc in next 2 sc, then 2 sc in next sc.} Repeat between {} around (24sc)
Rnd 5: {Work 1 sc in next 3 sc, then 2 sc in next sc.} Repeat between {} around (30sc)
Rnd 6: Work 1 sc in each sc of the last round. (30sc)
Rnd 7: With color for bottom of flower work 1 sc in each sc of the last round (30sc)
Rnd 8: {Work 1 sc in the next 3 sc, sc2tog in the next sc.} Repeat between {} around. (24sc) 
Rnd 9: {Work 1 sc in  the next 2 sc, sc2tog in the next sc.} Repeat between {} around. (18sc)
Rnd 10: {Work 1 sc in the next sc, sc2tog in the next sc.} Repeat between {} around. (12sc) DO NOT FASTEN OFF! 

Use a stitch marker to hold your place.
Attach desired color for flower petals to any free stitch between round 6 and 7.
 Work 1 sc in each stitch around. (30sc)
Then {Work sl st, skip a stitch, 5 dc in the next st, skip a stitch, then sl st in the next st.} Repeat between {} around. (6 flower petals) Fasten off.
Fill flower with beans. Return to where you left off at Rnd 10. Work sc2tog around. (6sc) Fasten off leaving a long tail. Weave through the stitches of the last round and tighten to close. Knot and weave in ends.
Happy hopping!


  1. Super cute idea! Have a great day and start to your weekend. :-)

  2. I do believe those are the prettiest bean bags I ever did see.

  3. These are the cutest little bean bags. i could really use these with the little ones I work with. Thanks Sara for posting this great idea.
    Have a great weekend,

  4. Love this idea!! they are so pretty :)

  5. Oh such old fashioned fun, perfect idea! We used to use pebbles when I was a kid, nothing as pretty and colourful at this! Love them xox Have a marvelous family filled weekend x

  6. Love it, gonna make them this weekend for my Grandkids to play with (much safer than rocks like we used when I was a kid! ) LOL!

  7. Oh i just love this idea! I used a similar pattern to make sweet pin cushions, and this is wonderful too! Would love to see you link to this at one of my Craft Schooling Sunday parties!

  8. I have to do these. They are great, what a cute idea. I just love coming by your blog. This inspiration is fantastic. Thank you.

  9. I made a few! They're so easy and quick to make, thanks for the great pattern

  10. Wonderful idea!!! I love love love it!!! Thanks for great pattern!

  11. Thank you for this cute idea and pattern! If it's okay I'm going to make some little packages of beanbags and chalk to sell at an upcoming craft-fair (please let me know, otherwise, and I'll attempt my own pattern :) ). We'll see how they do!

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